Buccal Fat Removal

Duration of surgery

Duration of surgery

30-45 minutes

Duration of hospitalization

Duration of hospitalization

Length of stay in hotel

Length of stay in hotel

3  night

More people stand in front of the mirror and decide to end each of their complexes with the work of a doctor. Medicine is advancing by leaps and bounds, and people can slowly bet on tools only available a few years ago. It doesn’t matter if you want to change your nose, get rid of wrinkles, or enlarge your breasts. Science is constantly adapting to people’s needs. One of the most popular devices today is the buccal fat removal procedure, which attracts attention with its affordable price. Do you want to know the details of Turkey’s buccal fat removal technique? We will tell you everything.

Buccal fat removal is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of the cheeks. Our plastic surgeon makes an incision inside your mouth, retracts the muscles, and the doctor removes pieces of fatty tissue. The result is a thinner, more defined lower cheekbone and jawbone. Buccal fat removal in Turkey is a popular procedure among overweight people, people who have lost a significant amount of weight recently, and men and women who only have chubby faces due to genetics. There is little risk of complications after surgery, and most patients recover completely within one to four months.

Anyone considering buccal fat removal treatment in Turkey can start a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure in detail and get realistic expectations for the result. In general, our specialists may not recommend the process if the patient is in poor health, has a weakened immune system, or is under 20 years of age. Younger people who still develop facial muscles and jawbones may suffer from poor results after surgery, such as a sunken or uneven cheek a few years later. Our surgeon can provide pre-operative instructions when they decide that a person is a good candidate for buccal fat removal.

In most cases, the surgeon can complete the buccal fat removal process in less than an hour. Our surgeon usually recommends pain relievers to patients. In addition, the specialist instructs people to eat soft foods that don’t require chewing for about five days to avoid irritation of surgical scars. Numbness and swelling in the face and mouth are common in the first week.

What is Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal is a minimally invasive surgical technique in which Bichat bags remove. These are located on the cheeks, under the cheekbones, and are glands whose tissue is sebaceous. In fact, they don’t have a specific function in adults. They offer more volume to the face and give it a more rounded shape. It all depends on the contours of the face and the condition of each person. In this way, the doctor removes the excess volume from each face. Thus, the face becomes more stylized, thinner and cheekbones more pronounced.

Large fat deposits cause the underside to have a more rounded, fuller appearance. Removing this fat results in a more aesthetic face shape and accentuates the jawline. Buccal fat removal procedure dramatically improves your appearance, increases self-confidence, and contributes to a more enjoyable life.

Who are Ideal Candidates for Buccal Fat Removal?

If you think that the area under your cheeks is noticeably voluminous and thus your face has a much more rounded shape, then you should know that you are an ideal candidate for buccal fat removal in Turkey. So if you don’t like the look it gives your face, the best thing you can do is get buccal fat removal.

This is effective plastic surgery for adults. Of course, you will always have to undergo the examination during your first meeting with our aesthetic doctor, where you will perform the surgery.

In this way, the specialist will decide whether buccal fat removal is beneficial for you or not. For this, our responsible doctor will consider the shape of your face and your family history. Facial fat reduction surgery is highly customized for the individual patient. This procedure is safe and can be suitable for any healthy person with chubby cheeks. In general, however, you should be physically fit, close to your ideal weight, not smoke, and have realistic expectations from the procedure.

Take time to research this procedure before scheduling your buccal fat removal consultation. See pictures of previous patients before and after buccal fat removal, and make sure you understand what to expect during surgery. This cosmetic procedure is safe and suitable even for those who have lost much weight but still have an entire facial appearance. Buccal fat removal is a proper procedure for men and women who aren’t satisfied with the fullness of their faces. This procedure creates a thinner look with more contour and shape in the lower part of the face.

It’s good to determine if being overweight is the cause of chubby cheeks, even if you don’t have full cheeks or a round face means you’re overweight. This treatment is less appropriate in this case because removing cheek fat will probably not produce the desired results. You may also have wide cheeks due to overdeveloped jaw muscles. In this case, eliminating cheek fat won’t necessarily help. But our doctor can relax the chewing muscle with something injectable. Thus, your face becomes thinner over time. However, this treatment doesn’t give permanent results and needs to repeat.

With this procedure, not only the fat in the cheek area removes, but also the fat around the chin line forming the jowl. Of course, our experts are happy to discuss the different treatments and which one suits you best during a personal consultation.

Buccal Fat Removal
starting from €1700

What to Expect at a Buccal Fat Removal Consultation?

During the pre-operative buccal fat removal consultation, our surgeon will take the time to discuss and understand your goals. It also explains each procedure in detail and answers all your questions. Our doctor always approaches you individually.

You must also follow all the surgeon’s instructions to obtain the best results and minimize the potential risks associated with buccal fat removal.

You can ask all your questions, discuss your wishes and express your expectations about Buccal fat removal treatment. Our specialist will evaluate during the consult your eligibility for buccal fat removal and will give you a clear explanation of the treatment, post-treatment care, risks, costs, and expected natural result.

What are the Risks of Buccal Fat Removal?

Buccal fat removal may sound like truly miraculous plastic surgery, but the truth is that you have to consider the risks of such interventions. One of the most common is dissatisfaction with the results. It is also essential to follow the doctor’s recommendations after the process, as you will need to avoid alcoholic beverages, smoking, and some foods for a while. Ignoring this may cause an infection in the area where the surgery performs.

Similarly, if the person treated is very restless towards the area treated, prolonged inflammation may occur from the site. Of course, we can avoid all these risks as our specialist who will operate has a great deal of experience in this field. The risks and complications of buccal fat removal are rare in Turkey. But still, check out the risks:

  • Surgical site infection: This is a risk associated with any surgery due to an incision in the skin but avoids using antibiotics directly into a vein before and during buccal fat removal.
  • Facial paralysis: This can happen when the surgeon accidentally cuts some facial nerves.
  • Decreased saliva production: This is the most common and most complex in surgery.
  • Edema and skin swelling are expected a few days after the buccal fat removal.
  • Ecchymoses (bruises) or hematomas on the cheeks and neck are common after this surgery and often don’t require treatment.
  • Bleeding from mouth sores is expected in the days after buccal fat removal.
  • There may be difficulty opening the mouth for several days, secondary to the contraction of the chewing muscles near the Bichat bags.
  • In this type of surgery, surgical site infection is sporadic and usually resolves with antibiotics.
  • Wounds of the Stenon duct (the channel used to divert saliva from the parotid to the mouth) are possible but represent a technical error of the surgeon untrained in this type of surgery.
  • Rare risks that may arise from general anesthesia.

In this way, fine-tuning this surgery is usually only indicated in cases where the volume created by the fat bags is very high. Sometimes due to the type of face, it may seem that the face isn’t as thin as expected, for example, which can be round or oval and not as slim and toned as expected.

How to Prepare for the Buccal Fat Removal Procedure?

First, you must pass the necessary medical examinations for buccal fat removal. In your meeting with the surgeon, you will discuss the procedure’s detailed procedure. You should not take some medications before the surgery or adjust existing drugs according to the doctor’s instructions.

If you smoke, stop smoking before the operation. Be sure to avoid aspirin, herbal supplements, or anti-inflammatory drugs that can significantly increase bleeding. First of all, follow your doctor’s instructions:

  • Follow the treatment prescribed by your surgeon (if applicable).
  • Follow the surgeon’s recommendations to take or not to take common medications before buccal fat removal.
  • Quit smoking one week before surgery.
  • Don’t take anti-inflammatory or aspirin in tablet, ointment, or gel form.
  • Avoid hearty and fatty dinners. Have a light diet the day before the operation.
  • Strictly follow whatever the doctor recommends bringing.
  • Take your glasses and leave contact lenses at home.
  • You may need clean towels, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and cotton swabs.

What is the procedure for Buccal Fat Removal?

A buccal fat removal procedure is a surgical operation that our experienced plastic surgeons consider simple and fast. Follow for steps of the buccal fat removal procedure in Turkey:

  • Anesthesia

Different methods of anesthesia are possible. However, our surgeons recommend general anesthesia for your comfort or to overcome your injection phobia. Thus, you will not have any aches, pains, or discomfort. Since our specialist will hide the scars in the mouth, they aren’t visible from the outside at the gum level between your cheek and teeth. Buccal fat removal consists of partially removing the fat on both cheeks. The stitches are absorbable, meaning they disappear on their own.

  • Incision

The buccal fat removal procedure, which takes a maximum of two hours, requires local subcutaneous anesthesia to your cheek area in the area of ​​the Bichat bags. By intraoral route, our surgeon makes a small incision of 10 to 20 mm inside each cheek to remove a predetermined portion of your cheek fat tissue on both sides. Then the surgeon removes the Bichat bags with forceps to give an aesthetic appearance. The doctor thus manages to get the required amount, presenting a perfectly symmetrical look on both cheeks and a harmonious face.

  • Final

Finally, our surgeon stitches up the incisions, informs you about the surgery and post-operative care and prescribes a possible anti-inflammatory. You will wake up a few hours after the anesthesia, and our doctor will follow you. After waking up, you will feel very mild discomfort. Return to active life a few days after the intervention and sports after four weeks can envisage. Buccal fat removal final results will be fully evident, stabilized, and permanent after 5 to 8 months. Your eliminated fat bags will no longer regenerate.

How is the Recovery After Buccal Fat Removal?

As aesthetic and minor surgery, we face a non-invasive type of surgery. Therefore, everything about the healing process will be quick and not as painful as you expect. First, you should note that it will not cause any injury while performing your daily activities. After such an intervention, you can immediately return to your everyday life. On the other hand, you should know that there is a type of surgery that will not cause pain from the moment you find yourself under anesthesia. Also, the discomfort after surgery is really mild, and you can get it completely under control by taking some analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs.

It is a relatively safe operation that will give definite results without leaving any scars or visible scars. You may have facial swelling after the buccal fat removal, but it will decrease daily. Also, the doctor can reverse this surgery if you lose much weight and start to miss your old face shape. Under normal circumstances, the period after buccal fat removal is relatively simple. The pain is usually not too great, and recovery is pretty quick if the surgeon’s advice follows. Examine the recovery process closely:

  • After leaving the cosmetic treatment, you should keep the compression bandage on for several hours.
  • For the next 48 hours, you can apply cold compresses to the cheek area to reduce swelling.
  • Antibiotics require in such interventions. These prescribe by our doctor involved in the process. You should continue buccal fat removal for five to seven days.
  • After the surgical technique is applied, your diet is unique. It would be best if you only took it in the first few days for full recovery to occur as soon as possible. Our doctor may recommend that you include soft foods in your diet as you see your wounds heal. It is possible that after a week, these requirements will be less stringent. But this will only be dictated by the surgeon.
  • In these cases, it is vital to clean your mouth, especially after drinking liquids and eating. This is a way to prevent the development of infection.
  • After two weeks, it is normal for the affected person to resume their pre-operative habits, such as physical exercise.
  • As a general rule, it takes 3 to 5 days for your swelling (edema) on the cheeks, which is normal after buccal fat removal, to disappear entirely after the surgery. It also takes two weeks for your gums and mouth sores to heal completely.
  • If the presence of edema and bruises bothers you, you can evacuate from the social and professional environment for about seven days. Otherwise, it is possible to resume activities within 2-3 days.
  • It would be best if you didn’t smoke for at least one month after buccal fat removal.
  • Avoid being in a sweltering room during the day and night.
  • We recommend raising the pillows a little. Thus, your head stays high, and your risk of edema is reduced.
  • Brush your teeth gently, including scars, with a soft-bristled toothbrush after each meal. Then, systematically rinse your mouth with a large glass of cold water, followed by an antiseptic mouthwash to remove all food residue.

What are the Advantages of Buccal Fat Removal?

A buccal fat removal procedure is a process in which cheek fat remove from your cheeks. The process will make your face look thinner, and your cheekbones will be more defined. Buccal fat is located deep in the lower cheek. In other words, it isn’t found on the cheekbones but near the mouth. Buccal fat size varies from person to person, regardless of weight. The size of cheek fat is often genetically determined. Enlarged cheek fat sees in people from the Middle East, Asia, or South America. Buccal fat is a fat pad surrounded by nerves deep in the cheek.

For this reason, they cannot remove by liposuction due to the high risk of nerve damage. For this reason, experts don’t recommend performing liposuction on your cheeks. Fillers can also use to make the cheekbones more prominent. Take a closer look at the advantages of buccal fat removal in Turkey:

  • Since the surgeon cuts the inside of your cheek, there is no visible scar after the procedure.
  • Even if you gain much weight, your results will definitely be permanent.
  • This is a quick process. It usually takes about 60 minutes for your cheek fat to remove.
  • Your recovery period is extremely minimal; many people soon return to their daily lives.
  • This surgery gives a more mature look to baby-faced people.

When will you see Buccal Fat Removal Results?

You will get buccal fat removal results in Turkey right away. Now they will become more evident as time goes on. The final results will appear one month after the intervention day. It would be best if you understood that the face would swell in the first days so that you will see actual results only later.

After buccal fat removal, changes such as decreased nasolabial fold depth, a prominent shadow line under the cheek (blushing effect), a better appearance of teeth when smiling, more prominent eyes when smiling, and a more pronounced jaw line can observe. Thus, you get reduced cheek volume, fuller lip appearance, and more defined cheekbones. You have to wait a few more months for the natural and final result of the operation.

How Much is Buccal Fat Removal?

The buccal fat removal cost in Turkey varies entirely based on many factors. Suppose our doctor confirms that buccal fat removal is your most suitable method. In that case, it will be time to discuss the price of the intervention, which will include everything necessary from start to finish, such as pre-operative tests, anesthesia, operating room, and post-surgery. Considering that each has different features, buccal fat removal prices in Turkey may not be the same for each.

Likewise, experts tirelessly repeat that this price corresponds to a lifetime of intervention. This doesn’t happen with other aesthetic treatments such as hyaluronic acid or Botox. The fat bags our doctor will remove during buccal fat removal will never reappear. Now you need to be sure of the step you will take. However, it is an operation that carries its risks. Likewise, you should know that the responsibility of taking care of yourself after the surgery is significant for your health not to deteriorate.

We understand how you feel. We will be more than happy to guide you from the beginning to the end of the process. With a specially developed aftercare protocol, you will heal quickly with minimal swelling and bruising.

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